Eric Cantor was booed in his home district this morning as party activists rejected his choice to lead Virginia’s 7th Congressional District Republican Committee in favor of a Tea Partier. Cantor was left sputtering:
“It is easy to sit in the rarified environs of academia, in the ivory towers of a college campus with no accountability and no consequence. When you throw stones,” Cantor said, “you throw stones at all of us who are working every day to make a difference.”
He was referring to his primary opponent, David Brat, who is a professor of economics at Randolph-Macon College. But, really, there isn’t anything “academic” about the opposition to Cantor within his own party.